Lakelands Park Organic Turf Field to Open for Play Oct. 11

The City of Gaithersburg is planning a Grand Opening for the new Lakelands Park organic turf field scheduled for Oct. 25.

The City will actually begin programming the field for use beginning Oct. 11, according to Project Manager Sean Stevens. Lakelands Park Middle School will have access to the field starting Oct.13.

Alpine Services andimage Hellas Construction, the crews installing the $1 million project, de-mobilized Sept. 24 and the city has accepted substantial completion of the project, Stevens said.

“We want to delay use of the field for a couple weeks to allow the sod and seeded areas outside of the field some time to establish,” Stevens said.


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It may be an artificial field but what it needs is some rain. The organic turf field being built at Lakelands Park in Gaithersburg is nearly done, but now Gaithersburg Project Manager Sean Stevens said the synthetic grass could use a little rain. “We need rain to settle in the infill,” he said looking over […]

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Requests to Use New Lakelands Field Roll In as Turf is Rolled Down


As workers roll out the turf at Lakelands Park, sports teams are rolling out the requests to play on the city’s first organic turf field. But, if you were thinking of getting a sports team on it this fall and you haven’t already reserved it- forget it. The city’s first organic turf  field that doesn’t officially […]

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County's First Organic Turf Field Behind Schedule

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The first organic turf field in Montgomery County being built at Gaithersburg’s Lakelands Park is weeks behind schedule. The field, to be installed using 100 percent organic coconut fibers, rice husk and cork infill instead of traditional black rubber, was set to be done by Aug. 15. It now looks like it won’t be ready until […]

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Coconut, Rice and Cork Underfoot at Lakelands Park Field (Video)


Work is underway at Gaithersburg’s Lakelands Park where bulldozers have been ripping up the grass readying the site for  Montgomery County’s first organic artificial turf field. Instead of a black rubber fill, this turf will be installed using 100 percent organic coconut fibers, rice husk and cork. The mix of organic materials absorbs humidity and […]

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About Krista Brick

Krista Brick is a multi-media journalist with Montgomery Community Media.


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